7,200 migrants take 5 trains to UP

Margao: The rush by migrants to leave the State continued on Friday with atleast 7,200 leaving for Uttar Pradesh on five trains from Margao railway station.

The massive exercise was carried out by the District Administration with the help of Konkan Railway. People from all walks of life commended the effort of the District Administration staff.

A train going to Mirzapur picked 800 passengers from Margao before proceeding to Karmali station were more passengers were accomodated. Four trains left from Margao to Deoria, Pratapgarh, Mau and Saharanpur. Three with 1628 passengers, one with 1512 passengers and besides another train picked 800 passengers in Margao.

The administration had sent out personalised messages to all selected passengers to make sure that they were notified about their scheduled journey so that they could reach the railway station atleast three hours before the scheduled journey.

However, some passengers came to the Margao railway station even before the date of their travel. [H]